deism etymology

English word deism comes from Proto-Indo-European *dyeu-, Proto-Indo-European *dī-, and later Proto-Indo-European *deywós (God.)

Detailed word origin of deism

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dyeu- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to shine
*dī- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) time
*deywós Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) God.
*deiwos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) God, deity.
deiuos Old Latin (itc-ola)
*dẹ̄vos Latin (lat)
Deus Latin (lat) God (in a Judeo-Christian context).
déisme French (fra) Deism.
deism English (eng) A philosophical belief in the existence of a god (or goddess) knowable through human reason; especially, a belief in a creator god unaccompanied by any belief in supernatural phenomena or specific religious doctrines.

Words with the same origin as deism

Descendants of *dyeu-
adieu adios deity dev deva diary diva divine due duty joss journal journey
Descendants of *dī-
anytime bedtime bird daytime lunchtime overtime quality region showtime sometime space tide tidy time timeline timing u us